Transportation edged out electricity as the biggest source of carbon emissions last year in the United States.
The date is the anniversary of an important court ruling for oil industry employees.
Scientists at UT predict that by 2019, the state will get more energy from wind than coal.
Plus: Wind power soars past coal in Texas, T. Boone Pickens puts his giant ranch up for sale, and former Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson is on his last legs as Secretary of State.
The fault lines had been inactive for 300 million years before fracking started.
Texas has a golden opportunity for clean energy: reusing coal-mining land for utility-scale solar.
There are not enough pipelines to take away the natural gas being produced in the Permian Basin.
Experts discuss Permania and the oil field’s future at the University of Houston.
Investments in transmission lines from wind-producing regions bring options, savings, and reliability to consumers.
One of the museum’s most popular attractions is back and bigger than ever.
Renewable projects fare better under the Senate’s tax reform measure.
CCS has the potential to play an important role in reducing the carbon emissions from power generation.
The authors call for increased mandatory distance between disposal wells and water sources and for local community members to be more vocal in decisions regarding wastewater.
Operators need to monitor data from their wells in real time in order to prevent the next Deepwater Horizon, experts say.
Plus: Rick Perry makes a fossil fuel gaffe, a $100 million West Texas solar project goes on hold, and Exxon starts looking into green energy.
The former head of the TCEQ did not impress senators in Washington on Wednesday with her grasp of science.
A recent grant can help the UTSA team improve their thermal energy-harvesting system.
Also: A lawmaker celebrates a proposal to end subsidies for electric cars, batteries in West Texas, and fracking’s impact on air quality.
His comments come after a recent visit to South Africa.
Making TOU rates a reality for residential customers in Texas could help solve challenges facing the electric grid.
More than one hundred gas stations in Texas face fines.
Oil’s rise was as dependent on the old as much as the new. The industry also benefited from changes in agriculture.
The University of Texas-Austin claims the most advanced state-run earthquake monitoring system in the nation.
The former vice president spoke in Georgetown about climate change and renewables.
Methane hydrate, the compound recovered by the scientists, could provide power to future generations.
Plus: Irving-based Fluor to turn the lights back on in Puerto Rico and Amazon’s Jeff Bezos christens a wind farm.
The freewheeling sculpture garden Eclectic Menagerie is the most Houston museum in the Bayou City.
It seems unlikely that Perry’s coal subsidy could have saved them, according to an expert at UT.
Moving electricity through West Texas comes at a steep price.
Also: Battle over ethanol moves into Mexico, Vistra Energy announces two more plant closures, and Rick Perry faces a tough crowd.
As Secretary Perry increases funding for carbon-capture research, let’s look at what that means.
The future of the region is uncertain—but Texas-based companies are holding on to assets there.
Recruiting new talent may become more challenging at a time when oil and gas companies need it most.
Also: Occidental’s Harvey losses hit $70 million, Texas exports to India, and Valero renews its golf sponsorship.
The plan keeps a deduction for intangible drilling costs and lowers the corporate tax rate, but the future of other exemptions is uncertain. Renewables like wind and solar appear less advantaged under the new plan.
The San Antonio Republican is focused on this one issue in his inquiry on Russian interference with domestic business.
The Irving-based company fell all the way from first to ninth.
SeaChange Technologies wants to release O&G wastewater into the atmosphere.
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Plus: a Texas energy conman was also involved in California’s real estate market, an Eagle Ford Shale dispute is settled, and the Public Utility Commission of Texas gets a new appointee.
Danny Burch was taken by armed men ”in broad daylight.”
And more could be on their way, especially if drilling activity in the Barnett Shale region grows.
Plus: AMD bids to make Tesla chips, Perry pushes carbon capture, and a cute promotion from a gas station in Nash.
In a series of major chemical accidents caused by Harvey, this might be the worst yet.
How a wisecracking 95-year-old chemist plans to reenergize the future.
But the 2018 Mexican election could put a kink in the hose.
Officials at Magellan Midstream Partners claim floodwaters made them underestimate the magnitude of the gasoline spill at Galena Park.
Houston’s Galena Park neighborhood deals with a massive oil spill after Harvey, Exxon loses a fight to keep documents secret in New York’s climate change fraud probe, and the Chairman of the Texas Railroad Commission is running for re-election.
Unlike electric cars, which take can take hours to fully charge, refueling a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle takes about as much time as it does to gas up your car.
With the release of 4.5 million barrels of crude oil, Energy Secretary Perry expects to see just a two-week disruption in gas prices.
Nearly all refineries are resuming operations, though production will remain curtailed for weeks to come.